Category Archives: Politics

It wasn’t all glamour being a Roman Emperor

Of the 69 rulers of the unified Roman Empire, from Augustus (d. 14 CE) to Theodosius (d. 395 CE), 62% suffered violent death. https://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2020/01/facts-about-deaths-of-roman-emperors.html#comments

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Trump: Master of the Universe

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Gordon Brown’s* Aspiration to End Childhood Poverty, 1997-2010

Gordon Brown became Chancellor after the Labour landslide of 1997. His aspiration was to end childhood poverty and no one would ever have a better opportunity. The Conservative party was in utter disarray and both he and Tony Blair commanded … Continue reading

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Malcolm X’s wisdom

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Workhouses and the Poor from 1834

…..the able-bodied recipient of poor relief “on the whole shall not be made really or apparently as eligible as the independent labourer of the lowest class.”1 Introduction There’s nothing worse than paying tax and being taken for a ride. The … Continue reading

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Odeboyz celebrates the end of austerity

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When injustice is self imposed

Who would have believed the Tories winning the election by a thumping majority after all that they did over the last ten years? Yes, I acknowledge that Corbyn didn’t turn out to be the Leader I expected when he took … Continue reading

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